Rebel, July 4th, 2019 at Forrestel Farm

Rebel, July 4th, 2019 at Forrestel Farm
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” — Elliott Erwitt


Wednesday, January 18, 2012


 Same old same old.
 The grass was showing at 7:30, and by the time I finished chores it was covered with snow.

 Chorus at 10.  We had a great rehearsal today.
 Went to Weggies on my way home, and then took it easy for a couple of hours.

 Watched a documentary about the Van Cliburn Piano Competition.  I think it was called "They Came to Play."  So interesting!  People from all over the world participated....amateurs.
 The afternoon sun melted most of the snow, tho the temperature was not all that high.
 I still only have one bird...waiting for the others to hatch.
 The fire kept the kitchen warm and the sun took care of the living room and library (where Gary took a nap after reading the paper).
 When I finally started motoring again I worked on dinner.
 Sauteed some onions and added steamed carrots and peas.
 Made a salad with pears, dried cranberries and dried apricots.

Delicious bread from the bakery at the Rochester Farm Market.

This pasta looks orange as it is made of carrots and squash.  I tossed it with the peas etc., a little olive oil, fresh ground pepper and some Romano cheese.
In the meantime, I worked on the black beans that were soaked last night.  Company tomorrow 
...our monthly crew is getting together.

 Black bean burritos with all kinds of toppings.  Will make guacamole tomorrow...Ann is bringing rice and Brenda....dessert.

Out to do chores a little after 5 and tucked those ponies in by 5:30.  
Jenny stopped up to join us for dinner.

She told us all about her trip to the Big Apple last weekend.
Night all.


  1. Sure looks like a purfect day
    Benny & Lily

  2. Pee s
    We did the pop- up thing. That worked for us a few days. Now we are back to not being able to leave comments on some blogs. Momma is screaming. Changing the browser only worked if one day too
    Benny & Lily

  3. Love the color and combination of your dinner...yum!

    Nice picture of Jenny and her friends. Hope their trip was fun.

  4. Sounds like our ranch! Well, minus the snow... so okay, you guys are tougher than us!

    The horses did wear their blankies all day today. In our opinion, momma babies them. We on the other hand, are forced to forage for scraps of food and sleep on cold concrete.

    Can we come live with you? That stew looks awfully yummy.

    The Smushies

  5. I love that pasta -- I need to get more creative. It looks like you had a good day, full of good food and friends.

  6. As I was reading I was wondering about Jenny and then *boom* there she was. Life must be busy as I noticed you aren't having Monday night dinners. School schedule is always a tough one. Winter-Fall-Winter-Fall...that going back and forth has to make you crazy. At least I know it's going to be snow and really cold every day for a long surprises here.

  7. Looks like your weather is going right along with ours. I hate this muddy mess! The little bit of snow we have had has melted and getting ready for some rain and warmer weather. Your beans look fantastic.

  8. Ai, you got winter! Good to catch up with you. Fun as always :-).

  9. We were clobbered with high winds here too--But no snow, just the cold that is getting to be too much--So much so that I decided today that I needed to go find my mittens and zip my coat up! I hope you've had a good day!! :-))


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